Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 272,304

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 112,140

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 296,700

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13110 records found.